High-level specification of a software environment to support the early phases in building design
journal contributionposted on 01.01.1992, 00:00 by Ulrich Flemming, Robert F. Woodbury, Carnegie Mellon University.Engineering Design Research Center.
Abstract: "This report develops a high-level functional specification for a software environment to support the early phases in building design (SEED). Particular emphasis is placed on support for the design of recurring building types. The environment is divided into modules, each of which addresses a specific design task. All modules consist of the same generic components. They are supported by a common database and interfaces with a common style. Among the data in the database are solution prototypes or cases that facilitate work with recurring building types. The first system prototype will comprise three modules supporting the following tasks: architectural programming, schematic layout design, and schematic configuration design."